Transforming Lives through Climate Smart Agriculture in Tash Guzar, Afghanistan

Shelter For Life is proud to share the success of our project in Tash Guzar, located in the Taloqan district of Afghanistan. By implementing Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) practices, we have made significant improvements to the irrigation system, bringing about positive change and enhancing the lives of local farmers.

Restoring a War-Torn Canal:
Tash Guzar’s irrigation system, once responsible for irrigating over 15,000 acres of agricultural land, had fallen into disrepair due to the devastating impact of war. Recognizing the immense potential it held for the community, Shelter For Life embarked on a mission to restore the canal and revitalize the agricultural landscape.

Integration of CSA Practices:

To ensure the long-term sustainability of the irrigation system, we incorporated CSA practices throughout the restoration process. Our dedicated team diligently repaired and widened the canal, allowing for a more efficient water flow and distribution. Additionally, we constructed spillways, culverts, and protection walls to safeguard the canal from flood damage, ensuring uninterrupted water supply for farmers.

Empowering Farmers and Boosting Productivity:

Shelter For Life’s commitment to Climate Smart Agriculture has brought about positive change in Tash Guzar, Afghanistan. Through the restoration of the war-torn canal and the integration of CSA practices, we have created a resilient irrigation system that supports sustainable agriculture and empowers local farmers. We are proud to witness the transformative impact this project has had on the lives of individuals in the community.

The impact of these efforts has been remarkable. By transforming rain-fed lands into irrigated ones, the restoration of the canal has empowered local farmers, enabling them to expand their agricultural practices and increase productivity. The availability of a reliable water source has unlocked new opportunities for crop diversification and enhanced the overall livelihoods of the community.

Together, we can continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of those affected by conflict and environmental challenges.

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Mustafa Omar, CEO

Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer

Mustafa Omar has worked for Shelter For Life International in the field and Headquarters management positions; managing projects, leading new business development, and guiding operations around the world. Mr. Omar was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan and has worked in post-conflict reconstruction, Disaster Risk Reduction caused by human or natural phenomena, and market-revitalization efforts in Central Asia, East and West Africa, Europe, and Middle East for the past twenty (20) plus years. Mustafa holds graduate degrees in business administration and urban planning and is working on a PhD at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Topics of research and professional interest include Market Resilience and Social Risk-Management, Influence of Environmental Degradation on Fragile Markets, Impact of Improving Physical Space on Lasting Peace, and the Interaction between Modern Governance and Informal Market Structures.

Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman

Gordon A. Wright is Founder and President of over 40 years with JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship. Mr. Wright owned and operated a lawn and tree service business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Wright also served with the US Army for three years in the 1960s.Two of Mr. Wright’s years were spent in South Korea as a Brigade Intelligence Sergeant. Mr. Wright has provided mentoring and counseling to spiritual leaders around the world; with specific attention to individuals in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Bloc countries. Mr. Wright helped to found and direct East/West Resources International and Global Assistance Partners International. Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding board of directors for Shelter For Life International. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gordon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.